Closure of Discovery New School
The closure of Discovery New School brings to an end a situation where we at Montessori advised the DfE to let us at Montessori oversee the development of its Montessori work and curriculum to ensure that taxpayers money was protected and that the school could achieve high standards. This advice was not followed and the proposers of the scheme did not take up our offers of help. The replacement senior management and governors who took over during the autumn term have been much more willing to seek and receive support from Montessori. We have worked with them since the autumn to try to ensure that the remaining children and staff develop their understanding of Montessori practices and make the best of a very difficult situation.
We wish the children and staff the very best for the future
Dr Martin Bradley
Chairman of the Montessori Schools Association